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December 3, 2012 10:40:51 PM

Hi, I am looking to upgrade to 16 gigabytes of ram in my gaming rig.

System:
i7 3770 Processor
GTX 570 HD Graphics Card
ASUS P8H67-M PRO/CSM (REV 3.0) LGA 1155 Intel H67 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 Micro ATX Intel Motherboard
CORSAIR Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model
Thermaltake 750w Modular PSU
60 GB Vertex SSD
1TB Seagate HDD

My motherboard is dual channel and currently it is utilizing this with two DIMMs of 4 gigabytes each. I wanted to know if I can still utilize dual channel memory if was to buy another set of 8GB (2 x 4) Corsair RAM. If I cant, would it be worth getting the Corsair Vengence 8 x 2 DIMMs of Ram instead for dual channel support.

(2 x 4)
CORSAIR Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
$36

CORSAIR Vengeance 16GB (2 x 8GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
$68

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December 3, 2012 11:04:53 PM

If the 2nd set is the same as the 1st I would think you should have no problems getting the dual channel performance. However I've not noticed as big an increase in performance going from 8GB to 16GB, as I saw going from 4GB to 8GB. That being said if you think you may want to max out the board in the future get the 16GB kit now while the prices are good.
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December 4, 2012 9:19:48 AM

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